daddy

camping, san antonio and seaworld

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^ all my bags packed

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^ in the car

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^ meeting the charlton’s at a gas station to give melissa to them for the weekend

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^ out of the car and arrived at our destination!

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^ the key

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^ i’m not sure how they think that locking this gate will keep anyone out.

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^ on the porch swing

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^ at the pool

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^ lily at dinner

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^ at the best playground ever

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^ merry go round

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^ teeter totter

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^ swings

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^ merry go round

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^ street.  scenario for the place where i took this photo:  “please don’t turn green, light, stay red…” [4 sec. exposure time]

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^ claire, walking downtown in san antonio at night

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^ street

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^

clara:  ellie come on!

ellie: not yet i’m taking a picture of a man with guns!

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^ the alamo

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^ lights on the river/street

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^ at seaworld on saturday morning

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^ feeding the dolphins

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^ sarah!

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^me, sarah, sharlena

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^ me [through a plastic bag, if you were wondering]

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^ all wet

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^ me and my seaworld cup.  well, it was really the buscemi’s.  because you get cheaper drinks if you have one.

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^ waiting for the shamu show to start [me, clara, and claire]

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^ shamu

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^ lily in goggles at the wave pool.

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^ they sat way up close

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^ one of the shows

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^ dad and lily

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^ in front of the good photo op

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^ claire with pirates

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^ lily with my sunglasses

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^ pictures of the pictures of them on the roller coaster

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^ hey!  seaworld has funhouse mirrors too!

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^ claire & i ran around in the playground while the others went on a roller coaster

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^ really excited about breakfast [on sunday].  we got up way to early.

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^ our cabin

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^ before leaving sunday morning

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^ all squished into one side of the booth at lunch

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^ in the car on the way home with sharlena

“i wanted ellie’s advice but she goes off and tries on hats.” -clara

carwash

amy came home this weekend with kameron and casey  to do a carwash to raise money for their second years at the honor academy.  at the beginning it was rainy, but at 11 (we got there at 8) the storm was cleared up and we started getting business.  we washed 30 cars in all, and raised way more money than we expected!  praise god.

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^ making signs

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^ kameron made this sign so that when he’s a homeless person he can raise money

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^ amy standing by the road advertising

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^ while it was raining we went to Hmart accross the street to marvel at the strange things there.

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^ we had one sign that was a box and i wore it.  standing on the median.

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^ washing cars

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^  all our sunburnt legs at the end of the day.   kameron has the most dramatic sunburn.

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^ ice cream lips at braum’s

mmm, pesto.

oh daddy.

phone: ring ring ring

ellie (answers phone): hello?

voice in phone: hi

ellie: who is this?

voice in phone: it’s your dad

ellie: wait.. dad? aren’t you still at home? did you go somewhere?

voice in phone/dad: i’m in my room.

ellie: why are you calling us on the phone?

voice in phone/dad: i didn’t want to get up.

ellie: okay?

voice in phone/dad: can i talk to your mom?

……

later, eating breakfast.

dad: i thought you would get a kick out of that.

melissa: we did… especially ellie.

retreat

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^the first caution tape fell off, so they put more on and tied santa on too, since legally to have things sticking out from your truck you have to have a red flag on it. i remember that from amy doing drivers ed. but then he fell off, and we were sad for him.

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^lunch.

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^reading LOTR

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^em, jen, and shleena

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^belly flop and sunburn

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^jenna

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^room 3

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^lake grace

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^saturday morning.

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^casey’s camera that i borrowed.

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^ropes course

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^second gfa pole throwing contest.  everyone had to wear a kilt.

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^uncle joel

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^jody and steve rescued santa!

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^jenna and i went to hang out in my room.

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^canoeing.

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^passing mom and dad.

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blobbing.

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^santa went blobbing!

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^shawn and santa

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^our lodge

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^notice uncle kevin…